Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s
Through Labor Day
Monday – Wednesday:
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
If you need to secure keys for any event occurring on a Friday, please do so by 3:00 PM Thursday.
St. Peter’s Carnival
The 2019 Carnival will be held on September 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th.
Raffle Tickets and Pre-Sale Ride Tickets are now on sale after all the masses. A carnival committee member will be in the gathering space from now right up until the week before the carnival.
Raffle and Ride Tickets are $25.00 each. We can accept cash or checks made payable to ‘St. Peter the Apostle Parish’. If paying in cash, exact change is appreciated.
As in the past, the Carnival is only successful with our volunteers! Volunteers are needed to help in the Game Booths. Our online Sign Up form is now live and ready to accept volunteers! Those of you that have volunteered before should have received an email directly from the Sign Up Genius website.
If you are new to the parish, or volunteering for the first time, click on the link below:
There will be no Evening of Peace & Friendship for the summer. Please look for an announcement about a special event hosted by the Small Christian Communities Ministry coming in August.
Next Peace & Friendship Meeting
September 10 – 7:30 PM – Chapel
Come join us for a relaxed evening all about exploring God’s Word in community. We’ll read the upcoming Sunday Scripture, spend some time discussing, and finish the evening with conversation and friendship. It’s a terrific opportunity for parish acquaintances to become friends, a place for ministries to network, an occasion for the peace of God to come into our lives.
It’s open to all St. Peter’s parishioners and friends. You can come as often you wish. There’s no commitment and nothing to join.
All Meetings in the Chapel – 7:30 PM
The Altar Bread, Wine or Lamp are available for a number of weeks in 2019 to reserve in memory of a loved one. The offering is $20 per item per week. Your memorial will be printed under the Mass Intentions in the weekly bulletin for the week you reserve.
Please stop by or call the rectory at 201-261-3366 to find out the open weeks and to reserve in your loved one’s name.
After reserving your date, your offering can be made by check, or for your convenience, use this secure Faith Direct One-Time Donation link (account creation not required):
St. Peter’s Inaugural CYO
Girls Volleyball Team
BUMP, SET, SPIKE!
Looking for girls in grades 4-8 interested in playing for St. Peter’s Inaugural CYO Girls Volleyball Team
Come and be part of something special! **No prior volleyball experience necessary**
In-person Registration Sessions:
St. Peter’s Slipe Center (Gathering Space)
Tuesday, July 23rd (7:00-8:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, August 6th (7:00-8:30 p.m.)
Questions? Interested in coaching? Please e-mail Anthony Petrocelli (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Donate / Volunteer
for August Hosting Week
Family Shelter Ministry
Hosting Family Promise Guests
August 11, 2019 – August 18, 2019
St. Peter’s will once again be hosting parents and children from Family Promise during the week of Aug. 11 – Aug 18. With support from Temple Avodat Shalom, First Congregational Church and St. Joe’s, we will provide a home filled with love, delicious meals, lots of activities and support.
At this time, it is not confirmed how many families we are expecting. We had a full house in May and it is possible the same families will be with us.
We are in need of volunteers for setup on Saturday, 8/10, and several different tasks on Friday & Saturday, 8/16 & 8/17, as well as breakdown on Sunday morning 8/18 after the families leave.
Please consider taking some time to volunteer, to participate as well as to donate much needed items to stock our pantry for the week. This is a great opportunity for families to volunteer together for a great cause! Sign up below:
Thank you to all who have made donations at the Catholic Charities donation bins in the church parking lot. If you find yourself with a little time on your hands this summer and end up using it to clean out a few closets, here are a few reminders about donations:
→ Acceptable bin donations include used clothing, small appliances, shoes, linens, sheets, towels, stuffed animals and books (no reference books).
→ If the bin is full, do not leave donations outside the bin. As stated on the bin, this is considered littering and punishable by law.
→ Large items which do not fit in the bins, and furniture, are not accepted.
If you have items to donate not listed above, a complete list of Organizations Seeking Donations can be found at: www.saint-peter.org/organizations-seeking-donations/
One of the ways that we may perform an act of corporal work of mercy is to be an altar server at funerals. Training will be provided. If you think that you are being called, please contact Deacon Paul at email@example.com or leave a message at the Rectory (201-261-3366) to receive more information.
Join St. Peter’s Singles Support Group in 2019 for their trips to:
Fall Trip to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard (WAITING LIST)
September 9-13, 2019
NEW TRIP ADDED to see
JESUS at the Millennium Theatre,
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Holiday trip to Biltmore Estate and Ashevlle, NC
December 1-6, 2019
Please check their website www.support-group-nj.com for all details. Contact Kathy Marshall 973-246-6148 or at teacherkmm @yahoo.com for any questions and to make reservations.
On the Lord’s Day
8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM
A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass
Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM
Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day
11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Cardinal Tobin: Transparency & Healing
“The release of names of clergy with a credible allegation(s) of sexual abuse of a minor is part of our ongoing commitment to be transparent to help bring healing to the victims and to help restore trust in the leadership of Catholic Church. Additionally, the disclosure of the names is part of our ongoing commitment to protect our children and to ensure safe environments for minors.
The list is the result of an extensive review of the Archdiocese’s records by an Archdiocesan review team and outside legal counsel to identify allegations of sexual abuse of minors by clergy in the Archdiocese dating back to 1940. The disclosure of this list of names is not an endpoint in our process – it is a beginning.
We express genuine sorrow and regret to the victims who put their trust in a member of the Church only to have that trust so profoundly betrayed.
We must protect our children, first, foremost, and always.
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., February 13, 2019
Report on Parish Listening Session
Caution: Email and Texting Scams
Continuing Caution Concerning Email and Texting Scams
There has been an increase in the number of fraudulent emails across the country. Financial losses can exceed hundreds of thousands of dollars and are often uninsured.
Recently we have received notification of email and text scams that will use the name of a pastor to solicit funds in the form of gift cards or cash donations.
The email usually includes no recipients’ name, and asks for financial help for a worthy cause. The pastor’s name concludes the request.
Several of our pastors have already heard from parishioners who have received emails or text messages, seemingly from the pastor, asking for donations.
Our parishes and schools do not raise money in this manner so please exercise the utmost caution when receiving this type of communication.
Law enforcement agencies urge parishioners to question any email or text that doesn’t come from a person in their contacts. If a pastor’s name is used, parishioners should contact the parish to verify the legitimacy of the appeal.
Anyone who feels that they have been the victim of this type of scam is urged to contact their local police department.
Outside St. Peter’s
Help New Moms at New Hope
We offer outreach to first-time single moms who are in crisis and call upon us for assistance. Please see our web site www.newhopeprc.org to learn more about our all-volunteer program and our Pregnancy Resource Center. Read about some of our many moms who rely on your generosity to make ends meet. Come visit our Center at 149 Third Avenue, Westwood, NJ. If you have a passion for pro-life, please consider volunteering. If you know anyone in need, we are here to help. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (201) 722-4705.
Police Reserves Needs Volunteers
Volunteers Needed to Join the River Edge Police Reserves
Make a difference; give us your time and talent!
The River Edge Police Department is currently seeking volunteers to join their dedicated team of Police Reserve officers. The Police Reserves are civilian volunteers trained to support and contribute to the overall safety and protection of the community. The Reserve force provides the department with extra manpower on a regular basis that can be deployed quickly for critical incidents and other emergency situations that require more officers than would otherwise be available.
Applications to become an Officer in the River Edge Police Reserves are accepted year round and can be picked up in person at the River Edge Police Department Headquarters.
Knights of Columbus Membership
The Knights of Columbus are inviting all Catholic gentlemen over the age of 18 to join our organization for promoting our guiding principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. The River Edge Knights serve the Parish of Saint Peters the Apostle and local community by volunteering their time and treasure in assisting the poor, disabled and disenfranchised, as well as programs for supporting our youth. Please contact Bob Garcia on: 201-262-7766, or via Email: email@example.com, or on our website: www.kofcriveredge.com for more information. We look forward to welcoming you!
The River Edge Lions Club is in need of some new members due to a recent drop in enrollment (retirement, relocation, other obligations). The Club does much to help the visually impaired, families in need, schools, scouts, recreation, and other community organizations as well as national and international causes. “Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion.” Please join in helping others. The Lions meet at the River Edge Diner on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of September through June. Please call Lorraine or Mike Blake at 201-967-1289 for more information.
Bergen Volunteers Needed
The Bergen Volunteer Center turns caring into meaningful action by engaging volunteers to meet community needs. We can provide your members with information about a multitude of choices for a rewarding volunteer experience. Individual volunteer opportunities, group projects, family-friendly volunteering, student or school volunteer ideas—The Volunteer Center can help in choosing an activity that is a good match for a person’s talents, interests and availability. Our website (www.bergenvolunteers.org) lists hundreds of volunteer opportunities in and around Bergen County.
Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors
The Pastoral Care Department of Hackensack University Medical Center is in great need of Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors to bring Holy Communion and visit our patients. If you feel called to this wonderful ministry, to bring Jesus and your own presence into the rooms of the sick, please contact Rev. David Armstrong – Director, Pastoral Care, Hackensack University Medical Center, 30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601 – 551-996-2345.
Request for Hospice Volunteers
Life Source Hospice is seeking volunteers to be part of our elderly patients’ end-of-life care. Volunteers serve as friendly bedside visitors to patients throughout Bergen County and provide them with much appreciated companionship by sitting, listening and praying with them. Volunteers also provide support to family members.
Volunteers determine their own schedules and can visit patients during the daytime hours during the week and weekends. Most volunteers donate 2 hours a week of their time for a minimum of 6 months. Volunteers receive ongoing hospice training and support by experienced hospice professionals. For more information, please contact Life Source Hospice at #201-523-9745 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Birthright: Help for New Moms Needed
Birthright of Bergen County, a crisis pregnancy center dedicated to encouraging and helping women choose life for their babies, is in need of volunteers to share their time and love for God’s miracle of life. Birthright provides community resources, clothes, diapers and financial help to women. Volunteers are needed in the office at 19 W Pleasant Ave, Maywood to greet, help and support mothers-to-be that come in or call in. If you have time and would like to volunteer, please call Mary Pat or Barbara at 201-845-4646.
Catholic Chaplaincy Volunteers Needed
The Catholic Chaplaincy at Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, needs volunteers to: transport long-term residents to and from hospital Masses, to be friendly visitors to those confined to bed or wheelchairs, and to set up and take down altar items for hospital Masses on Saturdays (3:30 PM) and Sundays (11:15 AM). If you are 18 years of age or older and wish to volunteer, please contact Fr. Edito Gamallo at 201-414-0522 or Fr. John Quill at 201-421-0009 for more information. God will reward you for your kindness.
St. Peter Academy News
Give the Gift of a Catholic Education
A Catholic education is a powerful tool for any child’s future, but for some children it is not financially within reach of their family. This is where the parishioners of St. Peter’s Church can give the opportunity of Catholic schooling to a child at St. Peter Academy by making a donation to our school’s Adopt-a-Student Fund. Any donation, big or small, can make a tremendous difference in a child’s life. Please make checks out to St. Peter Academy – Adopt a Student Fund and mail to the school at 431 Fifth Avenue, River Edge, NJ 07661.
The Seniors of St. Peter's
For Ages 55+
2nd Sunday of the Month
After the 11:00 AM Mass
In the Parish Center
St. Peter's Youth Group
Every Sunday, 7:00 PM in the Youth Room
St. Peter's MoMS Group
(Ministry of Mothers Sharing)
Weekly on Thursdays
September to June
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Casazza Center (in the Rectory)
All are welcome!
St. Peter's Singles Support Group
St. Peter’s Support Group for Separated, Divorced, Single and Widowed Adults
1st and 3rd Thursdays / month
St. Peter Academy Meeting Room
All are welcome!
In addition to meetings and giving support when needed, we also travel both locally and internationally and socialize with activities during the week and weekends.
For more information and upcoming events, visit:
Parents Support Group
Support Group for Parents
Grieving the Death of a Child
Third Monday of each month
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Rectory
No preregistration and no fee
Crocheters and knitters meet weekly on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:00 January through early June in the Casazza Center which is in the basement of the rectory. We make afghans, which are donated through the local chapter of Project Linus to sick and needy babies. All who are interested are welcome.
Any question, email:
St. Peter's Quilters